Shipping delays extend Fort Dorchester High School virtual learning following power outage

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 7:09 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 5:26 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Fort Dorchester High School will continue learning virtually through Wednesday after a power outage last week.

Dorchester School District 2 said there was a major failure of electrical equipment that forced them to replace the Fort Dorchester’s main system.

In an update on Monday afternoon, district officials said delivery of the electrical parts needed for repairs had been delayed and were expected to be delivered Monday night. Technicians say the installation of the new system will require two days.

DD2 officials said the power went out last Wednesday, and they sent students virtual on Thursday.

The district says parents and staff members will be told when power is restored, but they hope students will return this Thursday.

When DD2 first announced the power outage last Wednesday, officials had estimate they would have the power and in-person call would resume by Friday.

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